The Cast of ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Getting A HUGE Pay Raise For Final two Seasons

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Kit Harington will reportedly receive more than $500,000 per episode for the seventh season of Game of Thrones.

The 29-year-old actor stars as Jon Snow in the epic fantasy drama, and wowed fans as his character was resurrected in a recent episode after apparently being killed off in the finale of the fifth season.

Snow is among the favourite characters of the HBO series and is said to have earned Kit a hefty pay rise to return for a seventh and as yet unannounced eighth season of the show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kit, and fellow main cast members Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), will all earn upwards of $500,000 per episode of the Emmy-winning series.

The publication reports the pay rises are part of an option HBO had with the cast as part of the deal they signed in October 2014, which made the five actors become the highest-paid stars on cable television. However, while Kit, Peter, Lena, Emilia and Nikolaj have all secured their new deal for season seven and potentially eight, it doesn’t guarantee that their characters will survive.

The fate of the main characters has yet to be determined, but it is thought that if an eighth season of the show goes ahead, it is likely to be the final one.

HBO didn’t provide any comment on contract negotiations, but we’re pretty sure the cable network is plenty satisfied with GoT‘s massive popularity.

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